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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1996-2000 Dodge Caravan Door Handle (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

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Tools required:

  • Flathead screwdriver (small)

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Door Panel Clip Tool (or putty knife)


Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the power window control switch-panel. Disconnect the wiring harness attached to the back of the panel.

Step 3: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the small circular screw cover near the top of the interior door panel.

Step 4: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (4) that secure the door panel to the frame.


One is located inside the interior door pull, another is inside the interior door handle, the third was exposed by removing the circular screw cover, and the final screw is located just beneath the side mirror's mounting area.

Step 5: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife), pry and remove the interior door panel from the frame.

There are a series of clips that hold the interior door panel to the frame. As you work your way around the outer edge of the panel (prying with your tool), "pop" these retaining clips free from the frame.

Step 6: You can now remove the interior door panel. Disengage the locking rod attached to the back of the interior door handle.

Step 7: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2) that hold the interior door handle to the panel.

Step 8: Mount the new interior door handle by tightening the Phillips mounting screws (2).

Step 9: Re-engage the locking rod using the retaining clip on the door handle, and reattach the interior door panel.


Simply reverse the removal process. Be sure to tighten the Phillips screws (4), engage the retaining tabs, and reattach/connect the window control switch-panel.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

96 1996, 97 1997, 98 1998, 99 1999, 00 2000 Dodge Caravan Replacement Instructions

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